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Title: How to improve local search rankings on Google ?
Post by: seospy on 12-02-2015, 22:04:26
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How to improve local search rankings on google ?

Title: Re: How to improve local search rankings on Google ?
Post by: rajan on 01-09-2016, 03:24:09
1. Give a proper title for your Page(with keyword clubbing)
2. Give all details for your business like website url, phone numbers, address, pin code etc
3. Give option for users to write review about your business.
Title: Re: How to improve local search rankings on Google ?
Post by: hieronymusf01 on 01-20-2016, 04:54:47
It's very hard to answer the question without more details. There are over 50 factors that go into the the old Google Places algo and now that Place Search is here, rankings also depend on tons of factors related to your web site and organic SEO.
Title: Re: How to improve local search rankings on Google ?
Post by: peteralex on 02-05-2016, 11:27:31
I. General Ranking Factors

In this section, I asked participants to identify the influence of eight thematic clusters of ranking factors across the two primary types of Local results (localized organic, pack). In each case, they assigned a percentage of influence to all eight thematic clusters, totaling 100%. Businesses consistently ranked behind their competition in each of these types of results can use this section to prioritize their marketing efforts by theme.

II. Specific Ranking Factors

In part A of this section, I asked the experts to rank the top 20 individual ranking factors (out of a total list of 114) that have the biggest impact on pack/carousel rankings.

In part B of this section, I asked them to rank the top 20 factors from the same list, only this time to rank them based on impact on localized organic rankings.

In part C of this section, I asked them to rank the top 20 factors from the same list based on biggest impact in a competitive market, across both result types (pack and localized organic).

Results were then tabulated via inverse scoring, where the #1 ranked factor received the most "points" for that question, and the lowest-ranked factor received the fewest points. (The factors ranking outside the top 20 for all respondents ended up with zero points.)
Title: Re: How to improve local search rankings on Google ?
Post by: TomClarke on 08-22-2016, 02:55:43
I think that this is a good explanation from Google support team https://support.google.com/business/answer/7091?hl=en
I hope that it will help you to answer all your questions.
Title: Re: How to improve local search rankings on Google ?
Post by: RH-Calvin on 08-23-2016, 09:07:06
Local search rankings can be achieved by local seo techniques. Local seo helps to promote your business in your area local and build its popularity within the country. Submitting your website to Google maps, classified ads and local business listing websites are some of the techniques used to build your local search engine rankings.
Title: Re: How to improve local search rankings on Google ?
Post by: siyaab123 on 09-10-2016, 01:16:08
Enter complete data
Verify your location(s)
Keep your hours accurate
Manage and respond to reviews
Add photos
Title: Re: How to improve local search rankings on Google ?
Post by: royshantanu on 09-12-2016, 03:04:24
Despite having great content and good on-page, if your local search rankings aren't as per required then I would suggest to go for premium business listings & classifieds, as they are more effective than free ones. This way I think you should get appropriate results.
Title: Re: How to improve local search rankings on Google ?
Post by: pablohunt2812 on 12-26-2016, 00:46:42
From year to year, the only thing you can count on in local search results is change.

Last year's survey corresponded almost simultaneously with the Pigeon algorithm update. We're now one year in, and although no significant algorithmic changes have been reported since Pigeon, the Local Stack / Snack Pack results were fully rolled-out worldwide just prior to this year's edition. Given that context, I asked respondents this year not only to rate ranking factors across pack and localized organic results, as in previous years, but also the specfic factors to which they were paying more (and less) attention to since the release of this interface.

As with last year's survey, the individual factors listed in the results are consolidated to just the top 50 in each category.

The Survey

As in recent years, the 2015 edition of this survey was divided into four parts.

I. General Ranking Factors

In this section, I asked participants to identify the influence of eight thematic clusters of ranking factors across the two primary types of Local results (localized organic, pack). In each case, they assigned a percentage of influence to all eight thematic clusters, totaling 100%. Businesses consistently ranked behind their competition in each of these types of results can use this section to prioritize their marketing efforts by theme.

II. Specific Ranking Factors

In part A of this section, I asked the experts to rank the top 20 individual ranking factors (out of a total list of 114) that have the biggest impact on pack/carousel rankings.

In part B of this section, I asked them to rank the top 20 factors from the same list, only this time to rank them based on impact on localized organic rankings.

In part C of this section, I asked them to rank the top 20 factors from the same list based on biggest impact in a competitive market, across both result types (pack and localized organic).

Results were then tabulated via inverse scoring, where the #1 ranked factor received the most "points" for that question, and the lowest-ranked factor received the fewest points. (The factors ranking outside the top 20 for all respondents ended up with zero points.)

III. Relative Change in Importance since Snack Pack / Local Stack

Here, I asked the experts to rank the five factors they were paying more attention to since the introduction of the Local Stack, and the five factors they were paying less attention to since that introduction.

Results were then tabulated via inverse scoring, where the #1 ranked factor received the most "points" for that question, and the lowest-ranked factor received the fewest points. (The factors ranking outside the top 5 for all respondents ended up with zero points.)

IV. Negative Ranking Factors

In this section, I asked the experts to rank 27 negative factors in order of most damaging to most benign.
Title: Re: How to improve local search rankings on Google ?
Post by: apwebsolutions on 12-26-2016, 04:12:13
You want to make sure that your Google My Business listing if fully optimized. Every field of information that they ask in the dashboard, must be filled in. Give them as much information as possible.

Make sure the category of your listing matches businesses that are ranking for your keyword

Beyond that, getting local citations can help your Google map rankings as well.
Title: Re: How to improve local search rankings on Google ?
Post by: Christi Smith on 02-23-2017, 05:57:35
Few things which helped me to improve the Google local search ranking of my website are as follows:-

1) Getting star rating and review on Google business page
2) Posting on Google+ targeting your location
3) Updating the about section of your business including location which you want to target.
4) Participating in Google+ community

Hope, this will help you too to see significant change in the local search ranking.
Title: Re: How to improve local search rankings on Google ?
Post by: Sap Solution on 02-23-2017, 10:21:37
For local ranking post reviews for that page and these reviews must be from different IPs of the world and more preferable are local IPs
Title: Re: How to improve local search rankings on Google ?
Post by: priya456 on 06-19-2017, 03:49:53
 Most Important Local Ranking Factors for Local Business:

1. Links
2. More Content!
3. Off Site Factors Affecting On Site SEO
4. Toolbar PageRank
Title: Re: How to improve local search rankings on Google ?
Post by: morrisedwards on 06-20-2017, 00:01:21
Well, If you have a local business and want to improve your business ranking then you need to take care of these things which I going to mention below:

Online community: By joining the online community you will able to get your business participation on local websites and forum. And believe me, it is an excellent idea by doing participation to the online community. These links will help you to index your site on google.

Google Places: by making a spot on the Google places it becomes easy to make people search your site in Google. Listing on the google places( location of your website) consider as an effective way. Always be sure the description and address you are putting, should be the correct one.

Local Review Sites: By sign up and review sites nowadays become so trendy. It is just a key factor for SEO. It involves customers/user to give a review on your sites and search for your product and services.

Use different Search engine: As we know, Google is not only one, we have yahoo and bing map. They are also the source of information.

Rank your local site is not an easy task to do but yes, you can if you follow the strategy and always produce the high-quality backlinks and keep your site updated.

Good Luck!
Title: Re: How to improve local search rankings on Google ?
Post by: EricMoose on 06-20-2017, 03:00:08
you should follow 4 valuable tips to improve your local ranking.


1- keywords selection should be based with local phrase/words like, if you are 'Australian web design agency" & you target Sidney city then you should keyword like this web design Sidney,  web design agency in Sidney, so your core target word is Sidney, now you should use this word Title/Description, in page content etc.

2- Highlight your local business details in data highlighter tools to tells search engine where you located, what service you offering & which keywords you target.

3- submit your business in local search engines directories like yelp, manta, yellow-pages etc.[/li][/list]

4- content marketing & syndication in local groups or communities.


Title: Re: How to improve local search rankings on Google ?
Post by: arvind00557 on 07-04-2017, 04:32:40
try to find your competitors ranking keywords and then get some backlinks as well..and use a SEO friendly website..this might help you to rank faster in local search engine...!!!